100 Questions & Answers About Autism : Expert Advice from a by Campion E. Quinn

By Campion E. Quinn

A hundred Questions & solutions approximately Autism: specialist suggestion from a Physician/Parent Caregiver specializes in problems with severe significance to those that love and deal with autistic kids and adults. This publication promises authoritative, sensible solutions to the most typical questions on autism, together with motives, analysis, healing procedures, resources of aid, and masses extra. Written through a doctor who's the father or mother of an autistic baby, this article combines the author’s clinical wisdom, large study, and private adventure. The textual content is supplemented with recommendations and reviews from different mom and dad of autistic youngsters, making this a useful source for all household of individuals dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of autism.

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It is profoundly disabling in one child and difficult to notice in another. This mystery has given rise to many myths and misconceptions about the disease. These generalizations are popularized in books and movies but are rarely appropriate. Those interested enough to investigate will learn that autistic people are as unique in their behaviors and affect as nonautistic people. The list of symptoms and behaviors associated with autism is long; each affected person expresses his or her own combination of these behaviors.

It is important that the evaluation be performed when the child is feeling well. A sick child may act differently than normal and this makes the observation unreliable. The second stage entails a comprehensive evaluation by a multidisciplinary team. The team is composed of a pediatrician, developmental neurologists, and speech, physical, and occupational therapists as well as a social worker. Multidisciplinary team A team whose members come from multiple disciplines; they interact and rely on the others for information and suggestions.

Audiologists (hearing specialists) have methods to test the hearing of any individual by measuring responses such as the turning of the head, blinking, or staring when a sound is presented. Although some hearing loss can cooccur with autism, some children with autism may be incorrectly thought to have such a hearing loss. An additional confounding stiuation occurs when the child has suffered from an ear infection. Lead screening. This screening is essential for children who remain in the oral-motor stage of development for a long period of time.

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